It's been over a month since I've been using this method and I couldn't be happier with the results! I do my routine every night and it does remove all traces of makeup. The skin on my face is clean and soft. Most times I don't use extra moisturizer but sometimes I use this at night and this during the day. I still use this eye cream everyday in an attempt to prevent those wrinkles.
Simply follow these instructions from Simple Mom blog. I found a glass container with an eye dropper at my local health food store and I use this to mix my oils.
1. Make your cleaner
Simply mix the oils together in a small bottle, give it a little shake, and you’ve got yourself a homemade, frugal facial cleanser. The most popular blend of oils for this cleansing method is castor oil and extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO). The castor oil draws out dirt and other gunk from your pores. The EVOO is a brilliant moisturizer, helping heal and nourish the skin.
• For those with normal skin, you could start off with a one-to-one ratio of castor oil and EVOO.
• For those with acne-prone or oily skin, reduce the proportion of EVOO, and try three parts castor oil to one part EVOO.
• For those with drier skin, start off with one part castor oil to three parts EVOO. This is what I use.
Experiment, and find what ratio works for you. Just start off with a little bit, and then try it for a few days.
2. Gently rub it in
Pour a quarter-sized amount into your palm, rub your hands together, and slowly massage your skin with your fingertips. Don’t splash your face with water first — apply it dry. Work the oil into your skin for about a minute, and enjoy the peaceful massage at work. Don’t scrub — just rub.
3. Steam your face
Next, wet a washcloth with hot water (but not scalding!), and put it over your face until it’s about room temperature. This is steaming out your pores, removing the impurities and the dead skin cells. It’ll take about a minute — enjoy the nearly-free facial.
4. Wipe off the oil
Take the washcloth, rinse and wring it, then gently wipe off the oil. Your skin will probably feel softer immediately.
That's it! I follow this method every night. In the morning I wake up and splash my face with water and pat dry.
I then add a small amount of moisturizer, make up if I choose and I'm all set for the day.
If you decide to try this let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts and results.